This time last year was when South London producer Blacksmif first found his voice, on the poignant "My Own Blood," which explored the strain of familial relationships. On bubbly new single "Chasing Paper," it's a different kind of relationship he's gently fretting over: the one that got away.
"Having spent a lot of my 20s partying, it felt only right to write a song to encapsulate those scenarios and emotions that you go through during a house party," Blacksmif told The FADER. "It's essentially a lament to all the girls that I've tried to chat up but, despite mutually acknowledging some sort of a connection, there was a sense of apprehension towards my advances based on a common misconception of me being a bit of a smooth-talker." Shining Path will release Blacksmif's new single, "Chasing Paper," on July 13th.